An evaluation of 'House of Memories' pilot Train the Trainer Programme 2016

Thursday, 21 July, 2016
The pilot House of Memories Train the Trainer programme, led by National Museums Liverpool (NML) and commissioned by Health Education England working across the North West, has been designed to meet Tier 2 objectives as defined by the national Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework. The programme was delivered in partnership with four NHS Trust and community health service partners across the North West between November 2015 and April 2016, to more than 100 health care professionals via a cascaded train the trainer model. The pilot has provided NML with an opportunity to gauge the effectiveness of the programme, and to identify any operational and delivery issues.
The evaluation of the pilot has shown positive outcomes and strategic strengths in the delivery of training in person-centred dementia care, which forms a central tenet of the Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework. More specifically, the evaluation shows that the programme has strengths in achieving learning in many of the key Tier 2 areas, including:
• Improved dementia awareness;
• Communication, behaviour and interaction with people with dementia;
• Understanding of the principles of person-centred dementia care;
• Understanding of the role of families and carers;
• The health and wellbeing of people with dementia; and
• Living well with dementia.
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